Ettienne Baccichet and Hadrian Corning, visiting the Outer Banks from Montreal, cross a stretch of beach that is part of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Thursday, July 24, 2008.
Ettienne Baccichet and Hadrian Corning, visiting the Outer Banks from Montreal, cross a stretch of beach that is part of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Ted Richardson News & Observer file photo
Ettienne Baccichet and Hadrian Corning, visiting the Outer Banks from Montreal, cross a stretch of beach that is part of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Ted Richardson News & Observer file photo
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